Monthly Newsletter Contents:
2019 Greetings, Annual Meeting, New Member Update, Member Spotlight, and more...
January 2019
  Welcome to 2019  
We're excited about all the opportunities we have at the Chamber in 2019 to make positive contributions to the community and for our members. I'm pleased to announce that we have brought on Alex MacPhail to work for the Chamber as our Marketing and Membership Coordinator, so please give him a warm welcome. We also have the privilege of updating you soon on our 2019 plans at our upcoming Annual Meeting next week. Our goal is to do everything we can to make your investment in your Chamber a great one for you and the area. Give us a call any time with your feedback, thoughts and ideas, we'd love to hear from you! - Jim
  Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
The Chamber's Annual meeting is scheduled for January 24th, 2019. The meeting will include breakfast, and will take place at the Hampton Inn in Saco, from 7:30 - 9:00am. Highlights from 2018 and plans for 2019 will be presented, along with formal voting on our new slate of officers and board members. In addition, Maine State Economist Amanda Rector will be giving a keynote address. Please register in advance for this meeting. The cost is $20 per member.
Business After Hours Events
We're quickly filling up our 2019 calendar for Business After Hours events. If you'd like to host one in 2019, please reach out to us.
New Member Update
Please join us in welcoming some impressive businesses that have joined the Chamber in the past couple of weeks:

* Alouette Beach Resort, Old Orchard Beach - Check out their impressive range of beachfront accommodation options and their fantastic on-premise restaurant as well for breakfast and lunch

* TnT Event Services - Tasha & Thomasina specialize in providing beverage services, and recently did great work at a Business After Hours event that GWI hosted; reach out to them for any and all beverage catering needs

* Redzone Wireless - While physically located in Rockland, this company has excellent 5G wireless coverage and support throughout our area and supports multiple local efforts; please consider them as a great option for fast and affordable next-generation Internet access

* Saco Falls Counseling Services - The center recently opened in the 100 Main St. building in Saco, providing professional mental health counseling services with capabilities as well in helping people with substance abuse

* Acupuncture by Meret - Offering personalized and customized healthcare services to help manage illnesses and long-term chronic conditions
Thornton Academy Fund Auction
Thornton Academy is planning its 12th Annual Thornton Fund Auction for Saturday, May 4, 2019 and invites your business to contribute to this successful event.  The auction is Thornton Academy's largest fundraising event and draws a crowd of nearly four hundred attendees. All auction proceeds support the Thornton Fund, a cause that provides assistance to students in need, renovates campus buildings, invigorates the arts, and supports athletic department programming.  Our independent school status excludes us from taxpayer funds for many initiatives so all funds must be privately raised or borrowed.    There are many ways your business can support this event, including:  Donating an Item or Service,  Serving as an Event or Item Sponsor, Placing a Program Ad, or Purchasing a Raffle Ticket. For more information, visit: www.thorntonacademy.org/auction  or email  sydney.menard@thorntonacademy.org
Member Spotlight
Our Chamber membership primarily consists of non-profit enterprises, but we also have many area non-profits who are doing amazing work in the community. This month's spotlight is on one of them, Spurwink.

Create a Social Media Video for your Business
Chamber member Your Real Estate Team @ Keller-Williams is continuing to produce free videos promoting your business to post on social media. The videos are easy to do and are a few minutes long. We've been getting great feedback. If you're interested, please contact them at:

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